Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work
Faculty Position Vacancy
Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Social work faculty play an important role in fulfilling the college’s vision to be the leading institution in education of the whole person. Together, we create an inclusive community combining diverse curricular and co-curricular experiences to prepare students to be resilient leaders of positive change through service in a complex world.
DATE ANNOUNCED: September 2023
POSITION: Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work
DEPARTMENT: Social Work
STARTING DATE: January 2024 (preferred); later start dates may be negotiated.
Candidates must possess an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program with at least three years post-graduate professional experience and have experience with social work field education. Successful candidates will exhibit experiences that support the social work program’s mission “…a conviction that every person is worthy of respect and dignity, recognizing that this ideal cannot be achieved without a deep and active commitment to social justice, the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the qualities of life for all persons, locally and globally.” This position requires someone who is willing to engage with students using community and project-based learning.
A doctorate in social work or related field and prior undergraduate teaching experience are highly desirable. A combination of practice and teaching experience in policy, advocacy, community development or mental health are preferred.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position teaches six courses over a nine-month academic year and serves as the Department’s Field Education Coordinator. Some summer work (with compensation) is necessary for the administration of field education. Specific course assignments will vary depending upon the successful applicant’s qualifications and interests, but will include field placement supervision, co-leadership of the senior capstone seminar and teaching in the College’s General Education program, with an emphasis on human diversity. Full participation in on-going curriculum development and assessment is essential. Regular contributions to other responsibilities include student advising and both institutional and community service. Wartburg’s Department of Social Work seeks a faculty member who can positively contribute to the Mission (Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning) and Vision (Wartburg College is called to be the leading institution in education of the whole person. Together, we create an inclusive community combining diverse curricular and co-curricular experiences to prepare students to be resilient leaders of positive change through service in a complex world) of the college.
CONTRACT: Nine-month contract; tenure track.
Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, field education experience, and how your service experience/interests will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. This information should be submitted electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu For specific inquiries contact Dr. Tammy Faux, Chair of Search Committee firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-352-8239. Further information about Wartburg College and the city of Waverly may be found at http://www.wartburg.edu. Screening continues until the position is filled. Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.
WARTBURG COLLEGE is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented ethnic and minority groups.